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Table 2 Fraction of families who had a second child depending on the sex of the first child

From: The effect of children on female labor force participation in urban Iran

  1 + sample 2 + sample 3 + sample
  Fraction of sample Fraction that had a 2nd child Fraction of sample Fraction that had a third child Fraction of sample Fraction that had a 4th child
(1) firstborn son 51.3% 0.790 51.0% 0.603 50.6% 0.559
   (0.002)   (0.003)   (0.004)
(2) firstborn daughter 48.7% 0.799 49.0% 0.627 49.4% 0.583
   (0.002)   (0.003)   (0.004)
Difference (1)-(2)   −0.009***   −0.024***   −0.024***
   (0.003)   (0.004)   (0.005)
  1. Note: Standard errors are reported in parentheses.
  2. ***significant at the 1% level.